Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes
Sep24

Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike. Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump’s comments in a Friday night speech and a series of Saturday tweets drew sharp responses...

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Strictly beats The X Factor in first ratings clash of 2017
Sep24

Strictly beats The X Factor in first ratings clash of 2017

. PA . Former JLS singer Aston Merrygold impressed the judges in the first live episode of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing The first live episode of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing beat ITV rival The X Factor in the TV ratings battle. An average audience of 9.3m watched on BBC One on Saturday night as 15 new celebrities hit the dance floor. That compared with an average of 4.8m for The X Factor, which overlapped with...

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Gym app Pact pays $1m over broken promises
Sep24

Gym app Pact pays $1m over broken promises

. Pact Fitness app Pact, which promised members financial rewards for meeting their health goals, has settled accusations that it broke its promises. The app let people set exercise and dietary goals, and charged them a penalty between $5 (£3.70) and $50 if they failed to meet their target. It pledged to share some of the “fines” with members who did reach their goals. But the US Federal Trade Commission said Pact had now...

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Jeremy Corbyn 'would repeal Trade Union Act'
Sep24

Jeremy Corbyn 'would repeal Trade Union Act'

The Labour leader told Andrew Marr he supported workers asking for a decent public sector pay rise.

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Cardinals turn to Gant in series finale versus Pirates (Sep 24, 2017)
Sep24

Cardinals turn to Gant in series finale versus Pirates (Sep 24, 2017)

PITTSBURGH — St. Louis, clawing to get into the playoffs and trying to improve to 6-1-1 in its most recent eight series, will turn to John Gant on Sunday. Gant, a sinkerballer, will be making his first start as a Cardinal player and first in the majors this season when St. Louis (81-73) plays the rubber match of a three-game series against also-ran Pittsburgh (70-85) at PNC Park. The Pirates did a little spoiling Saturday night with...

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